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Patents for Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology - Fundamentals of Global Law, Practice and Strategy (4th edition)

Philip Grubb 
OUP  2004  



Hardback  538 pages  ISBN 0199273782      £99.00
A guide to patent law and practice which will provide practitioners with everything they need to know to maximise the commercial potential of their client's or company's innovative products

Extremely practical: includes chapters on everything from how to draft the patent specification to how to catch the infringer

It is written in a lucid and accessible style which makes it equally accessible to scientists, researchers and managers in the chemicals, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology industries as to patent specialists

Written by a highly experienced patent attorney working for one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world, thereby offering the techniques and industry know-how that underlie successful patent practice and portfolio management around the world Takes into account all the latest developments, including the changes in practice in the PCT system, the major revision of the EPC, and the latest case law in the UK and the US New to this edition: The changes in practice in the PCT system, as well as before the EPO and the USPTO, are described in detail. The major revision of the EPC, the proposed Community Patent, as well as the Patent Law Treaty and Substantive Patent Law Treaty are discussed. The delayed implementation of the Biotech Patenting Directive in Europe and the modification of the TRIPs agreement to allow compulsory licences for export are dealt with in chapters 3 and 15 and elsewhere.

Includes important new case law, such as decisions of the EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal, major UK and US cases in the biotech area, and, in the US, Festo, Integra, Duke, Housey, and more.

The chemicals, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology industries worldwide rely upon being able to patent inventions in order to protect investment in research and development, and to reap commercial rewards. Philip Grubb's highly acclaimed book guides the reader through the legal and procedural complexities of the British, European, Japanese and US patent systems, and explains in detail the role of patent practitioners (both in-house and in private practice) in maximising the commercial potential of their client's or company's innovative products.

This eagerly awaited fourth edition provides vital updating to take account of the latest legal developments, while retaining the focus upon the relevant technology and industry practices in this sector that sets it apart from more general books on patent law and procedure.

Patents for Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology provides a complete description of the techniques and industry know-how that underlie successful patent practice and portfolio management and will be invaluable to all patent agents and practitioners working in the area of patent law. With its lucid and accessible presentation and practical approach, this book will also be welcomed by scientists, researchers and managers without a legal background.

Readership: Patent agents, patent attorneys, solicitors and barristers working in patent and intellectual property law worldwide. Scientists, researchers and managers in the chemicals, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology industries.

Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND TO THE MODERN PATENT SYSTEM

  • 1. The nature and origins of patent rights
  • 2. The development of patent law
  • 3. Patents in developing countries

PART II: PATENT LAW AND PROCEDURE

  • 4. What can be patented
  • 5. Filing a patent application
  • 6. Obtaining a granted patent - national procedures
  • 7. Obtaining a granted patent - EPO and PCT procedures
  • 8. Maintaining a patent in force and extending the patent term
  • 9. Enforcing patent rights
  • 10. Invalidity and amendment of granted patents

PART III: PATENTABILITY OF INVENTIONS IN SPECIFIC TECHNICAL FIELDS

  • 11. Chemical inventions
  • 12. Pharmaceutical inventions
  • 13. Biotechnological inventions
  • 14. Patenting of genes, plants, and animals
  • 15. Software-related inventions

PART IV: PATENTING IN PRACTICE

  • 16. The patent practitioner and his functions
  • 17. Drafting the patent specification
  • 18. Drafting the claims
  • 19. Prosecution of the patent application to grant
  • 20. Patents and information

PART V: COMMERCIAL EXPLOITATION OF PATENTS

  • 21. Inventorship, ownership, and compensation
  • 22. Commercial exploitation of patents
  • 23. How to catch the infringer - and how not to be caught
  • 24. Patent aspects of licensing
  • 25. Patents and competition law

Glossary of patent terms and jargon

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